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18 awesome prop bets ahead of Super Bowl 55

Fact: Pat Mahomes invented popsicles

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It’s hard to believe, but Super Bowl 55 is a little over a week away. Notwithstanding all the apprehension about going forward with an NFL season during a global pandemic, we managed to stumble our way through it. Sure, the Falcons aren’t playing. And sure, it’ll take some significant divine intervention for the Falcons to get there any time soon. But we’ll watch, because Tom Brady is evil and he must be destroyed.

If you’re just watching for fun and not because you have an unhealthy disdain for Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., the folks over at Sports Betting Dime have some interesting prop bets available ahead of the big game.

Keep in mind, these are “moneyline bets.” So if you see a plus sign, the number next to it indicates what you stand to win if you put down $100. (Example: If you bet $100 and the moneyline is +200, a successful bet gets you $300—$100 you bet and an additional $200.)

If you see if a minus sign, the number next to it indicates how much you would have to bet to win $100. (Example: If the moneyline is -300, a successful $300 bet gets you $400—$300 you bet and an additional $100.)

On to the prop bets!

Let’s start with total points scored: Currently, the odds of 55 points being scored in Super Bowl 55 is sitting at +1800 (18/1). The Buccaneers and the Chiefs were 3rd and 6th respectively in points scored during the regular season, for what that’s worth.

Pat Mahomes is predictably leading the MVP Odds pack:

1. Patrick Mahomes: +110 (11/10)

2. Tom Brady: +350 (7/2)

3. Travis Kelce: +1500 (15/1)

4. Tyreek Hill: +1600 (16/1)

5. Mike Evans: +2900 (29/1)

6. Chris Godwin: +3200 (32/1)

7. Any defensive player: +1900 (19/1)

So when Pat Mahomes wins Super Bowl MVP, who will he thank first? His parents? His brother’s TikTok account? The inventor of toaster strudel? First person to be thanked by MVP:

1. Teammates (incl. coach): +250 (5/2)

2. Fans/city: +300 (3/1)

3. God: +500 (5/1)

4. Family/family member: +600 (6/1)

5. Health-care workers: +900 (9/1)

6. Owner: +2500 (25/1)

7. FIELD: +7500 (75/1)

Dumping electrolyte-infused beverages on the heads of coaches is a time honored tradition. But what color will the dumped Gatorade be?!

1. Orange: +200 (2/1)

2. Red: +300 (3/1)

3. Clear/Water: +600 (6/1)

4. Lime/Green/Yellow: +700 (7/1)

5. Purple: +1100 (11/1)

6. Blue: +1500 (15/1)

Over/Under height of the tallest player to score a TD: 6’4.5”

Over/Under weight of the heaviest player to score a TD: 259.5 lbs

Over/Under number of Super Bowl commercial that reference first responders/health-care workers: 3.0

Over/Under length of time after kickoff before first reference to the first responders/health-care workers in the stands: 179.5 seconds

Odds on the primary color of Jim Nantz tie:

1. Blue: +300 (3/1)

2. Black: +350 (7/2)

3. Red: +450 (9/2)

4. Purple: +800 (8/1)

5. FIELD: +350 (7/2)

Odds on the primary color of Tony Romo’s tie:

1. Blue: +200 (2/1)

2. Black: +400 (4/1)

3. Red: +400 (4/1)

4. Grey: +900 (9/1)

5. FIELD: +600 (6/1)

Over/Under time of first Gisele (Mrs. Brady) reference: end of first quarter

Over/Under Tony Romo saying “Let me tell you Jim”: 2.0

Over/Under number of plays Tony Romo correctly predicts in advance: 2.5

Length of National Anthem by Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan: 120.5 seconds

Odds Eric Church wears sunglasses during National Anthem: +900 (9/1)

Length of America the Beautiful by H.E.R: 81.5 seconds

First song to be performed by The Weeknd during the halftime show:

1. Blinding Lights: +400 (4/1)

2. Heartless: +600 (6/1)

3. In Your Eyes: +700 (7/1)

4. Starboy: +750 (15/2)

5. Can’t Feel My Face: +900 (9/1)

6. Pray For Me: +1200 (12/1)

7. FIELD: +300 (3/1)

Odds to perform with The Weeknd:

1. Drake: +400 (4/1)

2. Maluma: +600 (6/1)

3. Ariana Grande: +600 (6/1)

4. Future: +800 (8/1)

5. Lana Del Rey: +1100 (11/1)

It’s going to be a fun game to watch, Falcoholics, until Tom Brady makes the Bucs Super Bowl Champions. Then it won’t be fun anymore. Not at all.

Your thoughts about these prop bets? Which one is your favorite?